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Now as most beauty lovers know, a holy grail foundation that lasts all day, has the perfect amount of coverage, and still looks like skin, is one of the hardest makeup related items to find. Today, I will be talking about a foundation that is slowly becoming one of my absolute favorite foundations: Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation.
I first heard about this foundation when I went to the Makeup by Mario Master Class in Toronto this past July. When Mario raved over this foundation I knew I needed to run out and get it the second it was released.
Let’s start with some of the claims. According to the Laura Mercier website, the foundation is light weight, medium to full coverage, gives you 15 hours of wear, doesn’t oxidize, and is humidity, sweat, and water resistant. The brand also claims the foundation is oil controlling, and minimizes pores and imperfections and dries to a semi-matte finish. The foundation comes in a nice range of 20 shades and retails for $48.
With so many great claims I needed to test the foundation out for myself, and I was not disappointed. I started by applying it with my Elf Ultimate Blending Brush – I got it for $6.00 from Target, such a steal for an amazing brush! With the initial application, it is medium coverage, but it is easy to build to full coverage without looking cakey. My unevenness and texture was barely noticeable, and the best part – it felt like I wasn’t wearing anything! My skin looked flawless, and it looked like skin. My face also looks flawless in pictures when I wear this, with no flashback. It almost gives an airbrushed look to your skin. As the day went on I kept checking in to see how it was wearing. It did not oxidize at all, and for the most part I didn’t need many touch ups on my combination/oily skin. I did need to blot and reapply powder one time throughout a 12-hour day, extremely humid day, but that’s something to be expected.
One thing I will say, the key to this foundation – especially for those of you with dryer skin, is to moisturize really well before applying this and don’t over apply. For the beauties with dry skin, it can tend to settle into fine lines if it isn’t applied the correct way. I would recommend applying this with a beauty blender rather than with a brush like I did.
Overall, I am in love with this foundation. It lives up to its claims, has a good range of shades to match many skin tones, and looks flawless on the skin. I use it as one of my main foundations for myself and my clients and I always get positive feedback when I use it on others! The foundation is definitely worth $48, and I will continue to repurchase it.